Goveror Cuomo Announces Transformational Plan to Reimagine New York’s Bridges and Tunnels for 21st Century

To Reduce Congestion, MTA’s 7 Bridges and 2 Tunnels in Metropolitan Region to Adopt Automatic, or “Open Road” Tolling to Increase Traffic Flow for Millions of Travelers – Eliminating MTA Toll Booths To Combat Emerging Security Threats, Surge in Security Personnel to Take Effect at All Crossings, Plus Installation of State-of-the-Art Cameras and Sensors to…

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Children’s Aid Society to Lead Bronx Anti-Poverty Initiative

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that The Children’s Aid Society had been designated as the not-for-profit organization to coordinate the newly created poverty reduction initiative in The Bronx, as part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. “The Children’s Aid Society has a great track record in The Bronx and across New…

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Arthur Avenue Named one of America’s Greatest Streets

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined the American Planning Association (APA) and elected officials, business and community leaders from across the city as the APA named Arthur Avenue as one of the Great Streets of America, as part of the organization’s annual list of Great Places in America in celebration of National Planning…

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NYC Parks Opens New Dog Run at Soundview Park in The Bronx

Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, today joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, Community Board 9 Parks Committee Chair Jesse Mendoza, and local canine lovers to cut the ribbon at the newly constructed dog run at Soundview Park. “This is a great opportunity for neighborhood residents to meet and engage with…

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Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. before the New York City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services RE: Intro 214-A/Right to Counsel

September 26, 2016 Good morning. I am very happy to be here today, with so many of my colleagues in government and so many of my constituents, to voice my support for Intro 214-A, which would provide the most vulnerable among us with free legal representation in housing court.  There is an undeniable homelessness crisis…

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Council Members Levine and Gibson, Joined by Advocacy Groups, Hold Hearing on the Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants in Housing Court

Former NYS Chief Judge Lippman, NYC Comptroller Stringer, NYC Public Advocate  James, and dozens of other elected officials and advocacy groups attended to testify and show their support for the bill, which has also been endorsed in a recent editorial by the New York Times New York, NY – Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson held…

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SBH Health System, L+M Development Partners and Hornig Capital Partners Break Ground On New Wellness and Affordable Housing Project

Bronx, NY—SBH Health System (St. Barnabas Hospital), L+M Development Partners and Hornig Capital Partners joined New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and Wells Fargo today to break ground on a new $156 million, mixed-use development on the SBH Health System campus that incorporates…

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